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History of Peer Support Specialist Training in Iowa
Year Number trained: Training provided by: Funded by:
2005 17 Magellan sponsored Magellan
2006 29 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2007 31 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2008 14 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2009 16 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2010 14 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2011 8 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2012 16 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy Iowa Department of Human Services
2013-14 67 Life Connections Tuition based
2014-15 153 Waubonsie Community Mental Health

Hope Haven

Life Connections

Iowa Department of Human Services

 

Tuition based

2015 48 Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program (University of Iowa) Iowa Department of Human Services
2016 70 Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program (University of Iowa) Iowa Department of Human Services
History of Family Peer Support Specialist Training in Iowa
Year Number trained: Training provided by: Funded by:
2014-15 76 University of Iowa Magellan
2015  37 Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program (University of Iowa) Iowa Department of Human Services
2016  27 Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program (University of Iowa) Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program

University of Iowa

Peer Support Specialist Training: Year 1 (2015-2016)

MHDS Region # trained as PSS # of PSS employed (non-IHH) # of PSS

employed in a IHH

# trainees not employed as PSS
Central IA Community. Services 5 2 3
County Rural Offices of Social Services 1 1
County Social Services 14 4 7 3
Eastern Iowa 3 2 1
East Central Region 24 2 9 13
Heart of Iowa 2 2
NW Iowa Care Connection 3 2 1
Polk County 17 2 3 12
Rolling Hills Community Serv. 5 1 2 2
Sioux Rivers MHDS 9 2 3 4
South Central Behavioral Health 2 1 1
Southern Hills Regional MH
SE Iowa Link 1 1
SW Iowa MHDS 4 1 3
TOTAL 90

 

Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program

University of Iowa

Family Peer Support Specialist Training: Year 1 (2015-2016)

MHDS Region # trained as FPSS # of FPSS employed (non-PIH) # of FPSS

employed in a PIH

# trainees not employed as FPSS
Central IA Community. Services
County Rural Offices of Social Services
County Social Services 8 3 5
Eastern Iowa 2 2
East Central Region 19 2 12 5
Heart of Iowa 1 1
NW Iowa Care Connection 3 1 2
Polk County 9 2 7
Rolling Hills Community Serv. 3 1 2
Sioux Rivers MHDS
South Central Behavioral Health 1 1
Southern Hills Regional MH
SE Iowa Link 2 2
SW Iowa MHDS 2 1 1
TOTAL 50

Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program

University of Iowa

Peer Support Specialist Training: Year 2 (2016-2017)

MHDS Region # trained as PSS  # of PSS employed (non-IHH)  # of PSS

employed in an IHH

# trainees not employed as PSS
Central IA Community Services 6 1 1 4
County Rural Offices of Social Services 3 2 1
County Social Services 9 3 2 4
Eastern Iowa 3 2 1
East Central Region 19 4 7 8
Heart of Iowa 1 1
NW Iowa Care Connection 2 2
Polk County 6 3 1 2
Rolling Hills Community Serv. 2 2
Sioux Rivers MHDS 2 2
South Central Behavioral Health 1 1
Southern Hills Regional MH
SE Iowa Link 4 1 3
SW Iowa MHDS 3 1 2
Totals YTD 61 18 18 25

Iowa Board of Certification

Certified Peer Support Specialists* as of May 2016

Mental Health Peer Support Specialist Peer Recovery Specialist Training provided by:
11 12 Iowa Peer Support Training Academy
30 13 Life Connections
8 7 Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program (University of Iowa)
*individuals may hold both certifications

 

Iowa Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program

University of Iowa

Family Peer Support Specialist Training-Year 2 (2016-2017)

MHDS Region # trained as FPSS  # of FPSS employed (non-PIH)  # of FPSS

employed in a PIH

# trainees not employed as FPSS
Central IA Community. Services
County Rural Offices of Social Services
County Social Services 1 1
Eastern Iowa 3 1 1 1
East Central Region 6 1 5
Heart of Iowa 1 1
NW Iowa Care Connection
Polk County 11 6 5
Rolling Hills Community Serv.
Sioux Rivers MHDS 1 1
South Central Behavioral Health 3 1 2
Southern Hills Regional MH
SE Iowa Link 1 1
SW Iowa MHDS 2 1 1
Total 29 8 16 5